Here are the 150 artists curated by hand for this year’s Carnegie International, a time-tested showcase for new talent and ideas

At this year’s Carnegie International, the emphasis is certainly on the ‘international’.

“How can we see the ‘international’ as an idea of ​​the specific place from which we work?” said Sohrab Mohebbi, chief curator of the 58th edition of the showwhich opens in September at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The exhibition will attempt to answer this question by tracing the “geopolitical imprint of the US since 1945” – a moment that, according to Mohebbi, marked both the birth of contemporary art and the country’s rise to global hegemony.

The global framework of the exhibition is reflected by the extensive list of participants, a line-up that includes both living and deceased artists, as well as various creative collectives and institutional collections. In total there are 150 names from 40 areas around the world, including Claes Oldenburg, Diane Severin Nguyen, Susan Meiselas and Trương Công Tùng.

Truong Cong Tung, the state of absence – voices from outside (2020). Thanks to the artist.

That’s a huge group, even for a historically open-minded show like the International, the longest-running exhibition series in the US (the previous edition, in 2018, for example, boasted 32 collectives.)

“The show is different in design in almost every way,” said Eric Crosby, director of the Carnegie Museum. Among the themes animating it are “issues of artistic solidarity, reconstruction and responding to traumatic world events.”

Special attention will be given to ‘historical thinking’, the director continued, ‘looking not only at the present moment, but also practices that have been overlooked by art history. We want to bring these practices into the museum together with the [Carnegie’s] own collection in a way that gives rise to new rethinking of our history through the lens of the contemporary.”

Here are the 150 artists curated by hand for this year's Carnegie International, a time-tested showcase for new talent and ideas

Edgar Calel, Pa ru tun che ́ (From the treetop) (2021). Thanks to the artist.

Édgar Calel, a Kaqchikel artist, was responsible for the title of the show, “Is it morning for you?” Calel was visiting Mohebbi in Pittsburgh when he explained that it is customary for his people in Guatemala’s Maya Kaqchikel community not to say “good morning” but to ask, “Is it morning for you yet?”

“This really continued to resonate in many ways,” Mohebbi recalls, again referring to the relativity of the exhibition’s conceit. The title, he said, “was a way for us to acknowledge this question of what is contemporary. Are we together? Are we on the same clock? Let’s look at our times together.”

View the full list of the particulating collectives, institutions, estates and artists below:

Abdul Hay Mosallam Harm

Ali Ayalic

Vo An Khanha

Andy Robert

Angel Velasco Shaw

Mr Truuh?n

Antonio Martorell with poetry by Ernesto Cardenal

Aziz Hazara

Banu Cennetoglu

Carlos Canas

Carlos Motta

Christian Nyampeta

Claes Oldenburg

Collective 3 (Aarón Flores, Araceli Zúñiga, Blanca Noval Vilar and César Espinosa) Dala Nasser

Daniel Lie

Denzil Forrester

Dia al-Azzawi

Diane Severin Nguyen

Doan Ket

Dogma Collection

Edgar Calelo

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Fereydoun Avenue

Giana De Dier

Hiromi Tsuchida

Hyphen— (Akmalia Rizqita “Chita,” Grace Samboh, Ratna Mufida), featuring works by: Kustiyah alongside Edhi SunarsoGregory Sidharta Soegijokartika, RustamadjiSiti RuliyaticSriyani HudyonotosudarsoTrubus SoedarsonoZaini

I Gusti Ayu Kadek Murniasih

Elizabeth DeObaldia

James “Yaya” Hough

Joong Seop Lee

Julian Abraham “Togar”

Tith Kanitha

Karen Tei Yamashita

Kate Millett

Krista Belle Stewart

Laal Collection

Laila Shawa

LaToya Ruby Frazier

Let’s Get Free: The Women and Trans Prisoner Defense Committee

Poverty Department of Los Angeles

Louise E. Jefferson

Malcolm Peacock

Margarita Azurdia

Melike Black

Michael Zinzun

Mire Lee

Mohammed Sami

Monira Al Qadiri

Museum of Solidarity Salvador Allende Collection with works by: Alberto Perez, Alfredo Portillos, Anders Åberg, Anonymous womenBat T. TchoulounCarol Law, Derek Boshier, Eduardo Terrazas, Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Francisco Brugnoli, Gontran Guanaes Netto, Hanns Karlewski, Hugo Rivera-Scott, Leonilda Gonzalez, Lilo Salberg, Luis Philip Noah, Luis Tomasello, Myra Landau, N. BavoujavÖyvind Fahlström, Patricia Israel, Paul Peter Piech, Ricardo Mesa, Ryszard Winiarski, Sambuungiin Mashbat, SANALBAT (S. Natsagdorj, N. Sandagdorj, N. Sukhbat), Valentina Cruz, Ximena Armas

Nancy Buchanan

Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa

Nikki Araic

Pacita Abad

Patricia Bellic

Philome Obin

Pio Abad

Rafa Nasiri and Etel Adnan

Rafael Domenech

Vandy Rattana

Park Rehyun

Rini Templeton

Robert Cabrera

Rosa Mena Valenzuela

Sanaa Gateja

Sound Gui Kim

Susan Meiselas

Svay Ken

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Thu Van Tran

Thuraya Al-Baqsami

Tishan Hsu

Tony Coke

WhereOng Cotung

Yolanda Lopez

Yooyun Yang |

Zahia Rahmanic

Is it morning for you yet?runs from September 24, 2022 to April 2, 2023 at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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